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Old 12-29-2005, 10:42 AM   #1
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hating my overflow

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I need to get a good.....(quiet) overflow box. any suggestions? how good and reliable are these http://cgi.ebay.com/Overflow-Box-Pre...QQcmdZViewItem

i have dual over flows...and i like the fact that i have 2 since my 100 gal tank has that middle glass on the top...have one on each side and have dual returns. thinkin of just gettin one big one with dual returns?? any thought
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Old 12-29-2005, 10:49 AM   #2
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The one you attached on your message look like a great one, I would go for it & just hae a seperate pump for wave & Current.
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Before buying a new overflow, tell us what the issue is with the one you have. It may be a simple as making a Durso device for about $4.
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durso?
well....have the issue is they are loud as all get out
2ndly...the thisis the biggest issue....i dont feel they are 100% failsafe....the one im having the issue with doesnt seem to have good gph flow....
does 2 U tubes increase the flow?
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durso?
well....have the issue is they are loud as all get out
2ndly...the thisis the biggest issue....i dont feel they are 100% failsafe....the one im having the issue with doesnt seem to have good gph flow....
does 2 U tubes increase the flow?
check to make sure the water falling into the box isn't dumping bubbles into teh tube.

I had one collect bubbles in the U tube that went form in the tank out, and it hampered my flow. I have since taken them out every 2 months and cleaned out the coraline so i can see the water.

The durso is just a T pvc with a 90 degree pointed down, and a cap on the top

This will raise teh water to the cross section of the T and allow the fitting to suck from underneath the water lvl providing a quiet overflow

www.dursostandpipes.com
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i have tryied makin one of those and it wont fit....unless i go over the partition and that worries me withthe water up that high

please look at this thread i started and see if i should just research and do this

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=68283
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Try making the gurgle buster. It helps alot but not 100%

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i cna do that....never thought about that....thanks
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